merlin + 5.05
I can’t ignore what I saw. Gaius, Mordred is destined to play a part in Arthur’s death. Perhaps, perhaps not. The future has many paths. That is only one. Have you ever seen him show anything but kindness towards Arthur? No, but… If Mordred wished Arthur ill, he has had ample opportunity to do so. He’s a likeable boy, Merlin. I know. I like him myself, but I can’t ignore what I saw. Seeing is not the same as knowing. And we must know for certain before we act. [-] How could I have been so stupid? You did what you thought best. I assumed the best way to protect Arthur was to kill Mordred. A perfectly natural assumption. But all I did was make sure he lived. That was the Disir’s judgement. Mordred’s life is Arthur’s punishment for rejecting magic. You mustn’t blame yourself. But it is my fault. Mordred is alive and well. He’s free to play his part in Arthur’s death and there is nothing I can do to prevent it. Nothing.